The Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens is a hyper-versatile workhorse zoom lens that’s almost guaranteed to stay mounted on your Canon full frame mirrorless camera. The lens has an incredible 5-stop image stabilisation system, a fast f/2.8 constant aperture and the same excellent build quality we have come to expect from Canon’s L-series line-up.
The Most Used Zoom Range Ever
24-70mm is the most popular focal range for a reason. It allows you to capture landscapes, group portraits and then zoom in for tighter framing that is ideal for individual portraits, fashion shoots or to capture fine details.
9-Bladed f/2.8 Constant Aperture
Perfectly matched with the zoom range is the bright and fast f/2.8 aperture which allows you to create images with a shallow depth of field, while at the same time ensuring that the camera collects as much light as possible for low-light shooting. The aperture is constant throughout the entire zoom range so that brightness is not affected when you adjust your framing.
5 Stops of Image Stabilisation
Ideal for hand-held shooting the 24-70mm RF lens has an impressive 5-stops of image stabilisation that allows you to capture ultra-sharp images, allowing you to experiment with longer shutter speeds that is perfect for low-light photography.
Nano USM Autofocus Motor
The autofocus motor utilised in the RF 24-70mm f/2.8 is an ultra-fast and virtually silent Nano USM (ultra-sonic motor) system. This ensures that the autofocus performance of the lens is top notch delivering the reliable results that professional demand.
Premium L-Series Image Quality
Canon are world-renown for the attention they devote to designing their L-series lenses and their reputation is well earned. L-series lenses, with their signature red ring, create images and video with an incredibly high level of detail and sharpness. They’re build to be robust and feature a fluorine protective coating on the front element as well as being dust and water resistant for shooting in all conditions.
21 Optical Elements in 15 Groups
The lens boasts an incredible resolving power, thanks to a sophisticated optical construction that uses aspherical and special low dispersion glass. It uses 21 elements arranged in 15 groups as well as an SSC (super spectra coating) that reduces ghosting and flaring for ultra-high contrast results in backlight conditions.
Premium Build Quality
The Canon R-Series 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens well-built and robust with a well-thought-out design. It has individual switches to change the focus mode and turn the image stabilisation on and off, as well as a customisable control ring at the end of the lens. The zoom ring has a soft ridge so it can be easily identified and the kerning on the control ring is cross thatched for easy grip, delivering an intuitive and tactile shooting experience.
Canon RF 24-70 f/2.8 L IS USM
Minimum focusing distance
0.21 m (at 24mm), 0.38 m (at 70mm)
0.3x (at 32mm)
21 elements in 15 groups
Special low dispersion glass
SC, fluorine coating
Dust resistance, water resistance
IS (CIPA standard correction effect)
Yes (5 stops)
Focus Drive System
Maximum diameter and length
approx. 88.5 mm x 125.7 mm
* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice
Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens Lens Cap (E-82II) Lens Hood (EW-88E) Lens Pouch (LP-1222)